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Consumer alert: The mechanics of mechanics

Apr 09, 2014 3:06am

A trip to the auto shop is usually unpleasant enough for consumers without the added stress of worrying whether they are one or two “fixes” away from a gigantic repair bill. Almost every consumer...

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Master Gardener: What Perfumes Your Yard?

Nov 06, 2013 6:17am

Landscapes should engage the senses. Visual effect is most obvious, but what about the more subtle effect of scent. Occasionally I’ll sit in the yard, close my eyes and see what stimulates the...

Houce Calls: A diet for diabetics

Nov 06, 2013 5:50am

Diabetes is a disease in which a person has a high blood glucose or sugar level. This can be caused by the body not producing enough insulin or the body not reacting to the insulin it produces....

House calls: Dealing with diabetes

Oct 30, 2013 3:06am

Diabetes is a disease in which a person has a high blood glucose level (blood sugar).

This may be caused by the body not producing enough insulin and/or because the body’s cells do not...

Master Gardener: It’s time to talk about tools

Oct 30, 2013 3:06am

Let’s cover pointers concerning selection, care and storage of your lawn and garden tools. Purchase only those lawn and garden machines that you can service yourself, unless you have the time and...

Here are some tips on how to have asafe Halloween

Oct 30, 2013 3:06am

Many families look forward to the Halloween season each year, as children toting plastic pumpkins heavy with candy walk through neighborhoods dressed as princesses and pirates.

Even adults...

Master Gardener: Notes from the Weather Diary

Oct 23, 2013 3:06am

We’re coming up on the fourth week of October and on the verge of our first frost.

I am thankful that most of this year’s rains at the house were slow, soaking effectively into the ground -...

House calls: Dealing with high blood pressure

Oct 23, 2013 3:06am

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects nearly 30 percent of Americans adults. It is the leading cause of stroke and heart disease.

It is a common condition in which the...

Can folk signs predict winter weather?

Oct 23, 2013 3:06am

Do knives, spoons in seeds and woolly bear stripes translate into an accurate winter forecast?

Last year, the majority of persimmon seeds found by University of Arkansas Extension Service...

Master Gardener: Some seasonal notes

Oct 16, 2013 3:05am

Greenhouse is up and all the sensitive plants in. This year I ordered a ‘pop-up’ greenhouse, one of those that literally goes up in five minutes (in my case, 15 minutes). With its anchors in place...

Master Gardener: October chores

Oct 09, 2013 3:05am

Lawns. Apply fall pre-emergence herbicides, if needed, to control winter annuals such as spurweed, henbit and chickweed. Fescue can be sodded. Drain down your mower’s gas tank and run until the...

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